Advertisement

Boonsboro family boasts three Eagle Scouts

May 29, 2010
  • A family of Eagle Scouts, from left, Daniel Brian Powell, Douglas Scott Powell and Clayton Donnell Powell of Troop 20 in Boonsboro.
Submitted photo,

Troop 20 in Boonsboro honored Daniel Brian Powell and Clayton Donnell Powell with the highest award in Scouting -- the Eagle Scout -- on March 14 at Hilton Homewood Suites.

The opening ceremony was conducted by the members of Troop 20 with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Star Scout Tom Kersting, Scout Oath led by Life Scout J.J. Navarro and the Scout Law led by Eagle Scout Douglas Scott Powell, who is the brother of Daniel and Clayton.

Scoutmaster Carl Bolland administered the Eagle Pledge, Challenge and Charge. He then presented the Eagle badge and Dan in turn presented his mother with a miniature Eagle pin and his father with an Eagle lapel pin.

Dan is the son of David and Kim Powell.

State Sen. Donald Munson presented a state resolution. Del. Chris Shank presented a House resolution. A governor's citation was received.

Mike Barnhart from Hagerstown Elks Lodge 378 presented the Americanism Award, along with a U.S. flag. The Elks Lodge provides the Eagle kit for every Eagle Scout in Washington County. U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett presented a congressional recognition along with a U.S. flag, which flew over the Capitol building.

Advertisement

Dan started in scouting in November 2002 as a Cub Scout in Pack 20. He earned the Arrow of Light in February 2003 and joined Troop 20. He has served in the following leadership positions: quartermaster, assistant patrol leader and patrol leader. He has earned 26 merit badges. Dan has attended summer camp at Sinoquipe Scout Reservation and has earned the following awards: BSA Snorkeling, Mile Swim, Polar Bear Swim, C&O Canal Patch and has served on Cub Scout summer camp staff. He is a member of the Order of the Arrow Guneukitschik Lodge 317.

Dan's Eagle project was to plan, organize and supervised the repair of the walkway around the aviary, add support to the foot bridge, move, anchor and paint parking curbs and add a 12-foot-long drainage ditch area to keep the parking lot from flooding at Cunningham Falls State Park. The project was completed with the assistance of family, friends and troop members who logged 112 volunteer hours.

Dan is a senior at Boonsboro High School and plans on a career in nursing. He is on the varsity track team and ran cross country.

Clay started in scouting in November 2002 as a Cub Scout with Pack 26. He earned the Arrow of Light in February 2005. He joined Troop 20 in February 2005. He has served in the following leadership positions: quartermaster, assistant patrol leader and patrol leader. He has earned 26 merit badges. Clay has attended summer camp at Sinoquipe Scout Reservation and has earned the following awards: Mile Swim, Polar Bear Swim, C&O Canal Patch and has served on Cub Scout summer camp staff. He is a member of the Order of the Arrow Guneukitschik Lodge 317.

Clay's Eagle project was to plan, organize and supervise the installation of a border of curbing to designate a parking lot area by using telephone poles staked with rebar; level parking area; build a kiosk, install a large metal gate for the park service access at Cunningham Falls State Park. The project was completed with the assistance of family, friends and Troop members who logged 167 volunteer hours.

Clay is a sophomore at Boonsboro High School and plans to attend Washington County Technical High School in the automotive program.

Both Eagle Scouts are planning to attend the Seabase High Adventure Camp in the sailing program in the Florida Keys this summer.

The invocation was given by Eagle Scout Tim Winebrenner. Troop 20 is sponsored by Boonsboro Lions Club.

The Herald-Mail Articles
|
|
|